Attractions in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Khao Luang National Park
Tourist attractions: Waterfalls, Caves, Nature Trails
Address: Mu 4, Ban Ron, Khao Kaeo Sub-district, Amphur Lan Saka, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand 80230
Province: Nakhon Si Thammarat
Region: Southern Thailand
Khao Luang National Park covers Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Phipun. Amphoe Phrom Khiri, Amphoe Lan Saka, Amphoe Chawang, Amphoe Chang Klang, and Amphoe Nopphitam. Having a land area of 597 square kilometres, it was declared a national park on December 18, 1974. The park has a winding mountain range, with the Khao Luang peak the highest of the peaks in Southern Thailand at 1,835 metres above sea level. It is the watershed of more than 15 streams and rivers. The park’s rainforest is home to a multitude of tropical flora and fauna.
There is a route that takes visitors around the park to see unspoiled natural scenery, the variety of wildlife and rare animal and plant species, some of which can only be found in the park. The beauty and completeness of the park, its fascinating nature, the park’s efforts to encourage the local community and tourists to be aware of the importance of nature, and its excellent tourist service system have all combined to help the park win the 1998 Thailand Tourism Award in the natural destination category.